[OK, this has nothing to do with the ultimate subject of this posting, whatever it may be.  It is a sociological experiment, held to the strictest scientific standards, as to what draws people to a blog site.  I was just wondering as I was delighted (or concerned?) to discover that “Fat Boys Walking Club” had more hits than any posting in the last couple months.  Was it merely because of the “come hitherishness” of the title?  Hence, today’s title.  😉 ]


it'sspringAnyway, the supervisor and I were just sitting (or lying) around last night, minding our own business – she under her blankie in the rocking chair, me with my dribble cup attached under my chin – when she suddenly exclaimed, “It’s snowing!”  Now, granted, this is not news.  In view of events in this alleged spring, it should of have been anticipated.  Still, it had not been forecast (to our knowledge), and we had already made preparations for the 70-degree weather supposedly arriving this weekend, i.e., we had taken the upstairs shovel (for the decks) back down to the garage.  It turned out to be more than a dusting.  We heard this morning from people out and about last night that the visibility trying to get home was awful.  I stepped out the front door this morning to get the newspaper – and upon discovering glaze ice (again) decided to drive down to the end of the driveway.  The wind must have blown from every direction as every street sign on the way to the ‘Y’ this morning were in total white-out on all sides.  Uffda!



[As pretty as it was this morning, trees (and their trunks) all layered in white, again, I just didn’t feel like any more photos.  These are all in natural light from last night.]




[Just for fun, have you seen “42” yet?  This is Jackie Robinson shaking the hand of the Concordia baseball coach some time in the distant past.  This coach was also famous for being local football legend, Paul Donley’s, line coach.  😉 (Submitted photo.)]


[Neighbors Arnie and Jo have only been home since Monday, and already their vehicles have received two snow baths!]



[In seasons such as this, it’s a viable option.]





[This season actually ended several months ago . . .]


[This is how the track team has been practicing this spring!  (Echo Press photo.)]




[Meanwhile, getting back to the Fat Boys Walking Club, just a reminder that we take this very seriously!  😉  For example, some may recall that two of us walked every street within the Alex city limits a mere 8 years ago!]


[As a result of our recent, well-deserved notoriety, three women at the ‘Y’ this morning asked to join our club.  Unfortunately, the first two adjectives don’t describe them . . . unless we change the name to the Fat Boys, Fit Girls Walking Club?]


[We wrapped it up at Noonan’s Park in May 2005.]




I have no idea what’s next – the spring sports schedules are still in limbo.  Oh, and actually my chair is a stability ball.

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s